South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess has been named the captain of the English Rugby League team heading into the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations.
Burgess appointment is sure to raise a few eyebrows in England, after all he still is associated with a failed English Rugby Union World Cup run where is was made a scapegoat for a number of failures by the English Rugby Union team.
Burgess didn’t have the best year for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, however at just 27 years of age and as one of the top players in the English squad, it is hard to argue against his appointment.
I am really interested to see how Burgess goes in the Four Nations and how the English press covers not only his performances, by those of the English team. I tend to think they are going to be hoping that Burgess fails as Englands captain, it will give them a chance to say “I told you so”.
In that regard, I hope Sam Burgess plays the best football of his career in the Four Nations.